The Enterprise blows up again.
STAR TREK BEYOND is co-written by Simon Pegg which gives me hope after the dreadful STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. Director Justin Lin, who revitalized the FAST & FURIOUS franchise, steps behind the camera here. Is another renaissance possible? We’ll find out July 22.
I do like the additions of Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella (Gazelle, the woman with blades for legs in KINGMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE) as aliens, and the war drive effects look cool, but there’s still a little too much action on Earth for a film with “Star” and “Trek” in the title.